Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Patriots' Crable in rush to show stuff

About the Author

Recent posts by Eric Edholm

Reese: Giants' Tuck wants to regain form

Posted Feb. 23, 2013 @ 11:26 a.m.

Chiefs' Dorsey eyes '333 players' for first pick

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 4:33 p.m.

Caldwell might be starting fresh in Jacksonville

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 2:17 p.m.

Related Stories

Bills bring back McKelvin

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 1:45 p.m.

New England Patriots: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 5:58 p.m.

With Brady deal, Pats again a step ahead

Posted Feb. 26, 2013 @ 11:38 a.m.

Patriots sign Brady to extension through 2017

Posted Feb. 26, 2013 @ 10:42 a.m.

Report: Patriots OT Vollmer has knee scope

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 10:09 a.m.

Patriots sign former CFL DL Vega

Posted Feb. 19, 2013 @ 11:07 a.m.

Redskins sign DT Brace

Posted Feb. 14, 2013 @ 10:54 a.m.

Former QB Paulus has high praise for Bills' Marrone

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 5:20 p.m.

Insider: Time is catching up to Brady

Posted Jan. 27, 2013 @ 11:46 a.m.
Posted March 27, 2010 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
By Eric Edholm

Various injuries to former third-round OLB Shawn Crable have made him mostly an afterthought in the Patriots' quest to find pass-rush solutions. But Crable, who has yet to play a snap in the NFL, believes he finally can help the team this season and has been staying in shape after shin, groin and back injuries wiped out his first two pro seasons. But does the team believe this? Many believe the Patriots will spend at least one of their top picks (they currently own four of the first 53 choices in the draft) on a pass rusher at outside linebacker. But right now, overachiever Tully Banta-Cain is the only real threat from the outside. Past Patriots teams had a multitude of rushers who rotated in, and Crable certainly could have a chance to earn such a role. It would be unlikely to expect him to be a 60-snap-a-game player coming off injuries and having never hit the field. But he could carve out a role that would be far more productive than the zero snaps he has logged to date.


For the most authoritative NFL draft news and free-agency analysis, visit

Comments ()